As largest economy in Europe, Germany is one of the most attractive investment destinations for investors who wish to expand their market reach in Europe. On the other hand, with its strategic location in the Asia-Pacific region and business-friendly policies, Singapore has been recognised as the top destination for potential…Read More
As one of the world’s largest economies, China’s huge market is undeniably an attractive opportunity for investors. However, potential investors should note that the ability to navigate cultural norms and understand the legal system is essential when doing business in China. Comparatively, whilst the majority of Singapore’s population is Chinese,…Read More
Australia and Singapore have an established and productive bilateral relationship; and have maintained a good relationship in terms of politics, friendly economic policies and defence. In terms of facilities and infrastructure, both countries are also very developed nations, where most facilities and basic necessities are easily available. That said, there…Read More
As one of the largest economies in the world, India presents a huge market and wealth of opportunities for aspiring investors. In addition, with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi in office, the Indian government has been pushing forth more pro-business policies and incentives to encourage foreign investment. Nonetheless, India still has a long way to go in terms of making things easier for potential investors. In comparison with Singapore, which consistently ranks first in the World Bank’s global survey on the ease of doing business, India ranked at 142 out of 189 economies in 2015, dropping two places from the previous year.
As neighbouring growth economies strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore and Malaysia have often competed with one another to attract business and investment. Certainly, when it comes to deciding where you should set up your business, Singapore and Malaysia each have their own distinctive strengths, which could potentially be beneficial, depending on your industry and business activities.
Recognised early on by financial analysts as rising stars in the Asian region, Hong Kong and Singapore have been largely successful in attracting foreign investment, with open government policies, good infrastructure and competitive tax rates. Depending on your company’s needs and the nature of your business, there would be different factors that you may wish to consider. In this article, we examine the key considerations of tax obligations, facilities and infrastructure, overall political climate, workforce and pro-business advantages that will be essential knowledge for potential investors.